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Squishmatician Calculator

Decorative Arts

On View: American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silicone, rubber, electronic components
DATES Designed 1997
DIMENSIONS 5 x 3 x 3/4 in. (12.7 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm)
MARKINGS (needs to be checked)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Design Ideas
CAPTION Harry Allen (American, born 1964). Squishmatician Calculator, Designed 1997. Silicone, rubber, electronic components, 5 x 3 x 3/4 in. (12.7 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Design Ideas, 2001.11. Creative Commons-BY
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Calculator in form of low rectangular box made out of slab of colorless silicone. Embedded into the silicone (below the top surface) are: rectangular LED display window, smaller rectangular solar power strip, and key pad. All of the keys are black with white lettering, except for the "On" and "+" keys which are green with white letters. Internal electronic components and wiring are visible through the body. Condition: Excellent.
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